Brimming with original features, like its narrow, high-placed windows and exposed wooden roof structure, the Transformatorhuis is versatile and atmospheric. Its appearance is both intimate and majestic, almost church-like.
Enjoying natural daylight the Transformatorhuis is a characterful and adaptable space for corporate events, memorable conferences, fairs, and exhibitions. With the shutters closed, or at night, the place transforms and is an incredible party location or concert venue. In other words, the Transformatorhuis offers endless opportunities.
The multifunctional space, with a maximum capacity of 800 people, can be adapted to accommodate a range of events including round-table dinners, fashion shows with long catwalks, exquisite parties with over the top decor and creative and edgy art installations.
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The Transformatorhuis’ height, just shy of 30 feet, and flexible layout, make it the ideal space to showcase large objects. In addition to your event in the Gashouder, the Transformatorhuis is a brilliant break-out space.
Are you interested in renting the Transformatorhuis? Let us know your ideas and requirements and we will draw up a non-binding offer.
When we’re the venue, you’ll be renting the locations as shells. In this case, you’ll receive the keys and be able go about your business.
When we’re the partner location, we’ll investigate together where we can strengthen each other. We can offer support in production, marketing and communication, creative translation of your concept, catering service or technical support. Thanks to our many years of international experience in the event industry, our team can draft up a fitting proposal for every organization.
Some of the historical factory buildings at Westergas are rented as shells, others with standard technology. It’s best to leave the entire coordination, administration and/or production of your event to one party. This makes it uncluttered, convenient and creates space for you to focus entirely on the content.
We advise you to roll with a production company that has experience with the location. Backbone International knows Westergas like the back of their hand. They can combine extraordinary concepts with the newest techniques, making your event even better. They can take care of the overall management, registration, communication, catering, transport, staff, etc. Less work for you, enabling you to concentrate on other important things.
Our factory buildings are monuments with a rich industrial history. How can you make sure the technology doesn’t impair the unique character of these locations, but enhances the potency of the spaces? This calls for extra attention and knowledge.
Luckily we’ve got Backbone International as a permanent production partner. For years, they’ve been specializing in consultancy, technological production, technological design, overlay management, risk & crowd service and production management for events in all shapes and sizes. Thanks to their extensive experience with Westergas, they know exactly which technology brings out the best in the locations.
This world famous production agency is a sucker for rambunctiously creative ideas, and loves to make them work. The technological designers of Backbone International create solutions to fit your technology desires, quality demands and budgets.
They help you to visualize the event, possibly solving solutions at an early stage and manage your expectations when they get too wild. Also, they can see if different disciplines fit together or can be utilized in a better way. This goes beyond working for you; it becomes a joint effort.
At Westergas, Backbone International has handled the technical productions of Red Bull BC One, VEED Awards and Edison Pop. As production partners, they’ve been involved with Sensation, SAIL Amsterdam, AMF, Booking.com and plenty of other events.
Backbone International is known for its quality, reliability and flexibility. You can ask them for basically anything.
As of this year we are working with three fine caterers. All four with their own style, but all fit the philosophy of Westergas. We are happy to advise on the best match with your event, but you are of course free to make your own choice.
THE FOOD LINE-UP
As driven foodies, they have the knowledge, the creativity, and the network to find the right implementation for the catering of your event. From real pizza makers – who are brushed up every year in Naples – to talents from Michelin star kitchens. They inspire and pamper your visitors with delicious food. The food lineup works as a mediator with a network of more than 150 different signature chefs, food entrepreneurs, and special suppliers, they have a wealth of opportunities to develop an original concept for your customized event. In addition, they are far ahead in sustainable concepts.
At Hete Peper (hot pepper) food is not just a meal – it’s a story. And the trick is to put that story well: creative, challenging and exciting. Sometimes spicy, always stimulating.
Hete Peper tells the story of your event in the strongest possible way. How does your strategy taste and what would you like to tell? From concept creation to presentation: each bite feeds your imagination, every sip inspires. They mix a wide range of ingredients from tech, fashion, art and science with nature as their main source of inspiration. Note: If we take good care of the earth, she provides the best and tastiest stories. Hete Peper is strong in designing, in cooperation with you, a memorable and appropriate concept for various types of high-end catering. Particularly when your aim is (tasty) food where one chats about for a long period of time, you want to work with Hete Peper.
How local would you like it? On the Westergas site there is also a caterer called Amsterdam Flavours. The provide catering from A to Z; unforgettable events and culinary festive experiences, all from their kitchen on the Westergas grounds.
Guests are the core to Amsterdam Flavours and they describe their passion for food as the following:
Business | Private | Spacious | Decided | Committed & Obviously hospitable | The food is Loving | Surprising, so delicious | Carefully organized | Good taste | Fair | Natural | Warm personal | Own & fitting to your wishes.
You will be pleased with the place, the decoration, atmosphere, lovely food and drinks, hospitality and the deep love of global gastronomy. And all that just a stone’s throw away from our office.
At Westerpark, you’ll find the very first 100% electrical hotel of the Netherlands: the Conscious Hotel Westerpark. On one side, you’ve for a spectacular view over the green Westerpark. On the other side, you can marvel at the historical factory buildings of Westergas. All in all, a win-win situation.
Conscious Hotels are environmentally sound. Sustainability is implemented in every singe aspect. The hotel at Westerpark is taking things to another level. From the heating in the rooms to the induction cooktops, everything is entirely electrically powered. The energy comes from wind energy and solar panels; also 100% green.
The Conscious Hotel Westerpark is ideally situated for events at Westergas. And public transport or a bike ride take you right to the centre of Amsterdam within ten minutes.
Bar Restaurant Kantoor
In the 3+ star hotel is the all-day restaurant Bar Kantoor. This is your go-to place for affordable, high quality food – breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everything that’s served is 100% biological, even their delicious cocktails. This is the only office where you’ll love doing overtime – and in summertime, you can do so on the grand terrace, with the BBQ.
Visitors to your event need to feel safe and be safe. Logical, you want them to enjoy themselves to the full. That is why good security is crucial. Not too present, but certainly not too absent.
Risk Safety & Security is a specialist in the field of security, crowd control and fire safety and has extensive experience with event security. The experience ranges from large dance events to (small-scale) events. Risk employees are service oriented, representative and hospitable at every level, whereby everyone’s safety comes first.
Risk can also support in the preliminary process in the area of permits, consultation with the municipality and police and drawing up a risk analysis + safety and evacuation plan.
Risk is in possession of the Security Hallmark and the Event Security Hallmark, which guarantees good organisation and the highest degree of integrity. With these qualities they fit well with Westergas.
Visitors of Westergas can freely use WiFi in all the event buildings and most of the surrounding park. That makes Westergas/Westerpark the first park in the Netherlands which offers free WiFi with this capacity and coverage. Something we’re proud of.
System management, internet services, data traffic, on-site internet and event-WiFI are important digital topics for both small and large events. Partner VBVB or Event Engineers offer complete ICT- support. They take care of temporary infrastructures or complete internet services and service management.
Is our default wireless network not sufficient for the event? Think about Event WiFi: guaranteed great internet coverage, at all times and all over the place.
The best thing is of course if you come by bike! There are plenty of bicycle parking spaces on site.
From the Ring Road A10: take exit S103/S104 (Haarlem) and drive over the Haarlemmerweg in the direction of Centrum. On your left hand side, you’ll see the Westergas.
From Schiphol: take the A4 in the direction of Amsterdam (Ring Road A10) and take the exit S103 in the direction of Centrum, down the Haarlemmerweg. On your left hand side, you’ll see the Westergas.
More questions about accessibility and parking? Check the frequently asked questions for more information.
From Amsterdam Central Station, you take Bus 21. Get off at the stop Van Hallstraat/Westergasfabriek. At night, Bus 283 goes from and to Central Station from the stop Van Limburg Stirumstraat.
Are you traveling from Amsterdam-Centrum? Take tram 3 and get off at Van Limburg Stirumplein or the stop Van Hallstraat/Westergasfabriek.
Events always have an impact on their environment and our climate. We believe that this can be made as small as possible. Together with our partner, we like to contribute to more sustainable events and a greener world.
From a sustainability event manager to sustainable suppliers, from green power supplies to waste management – we’re happy to offer support in the sustainability department.